Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, May 18, 2009  7:30 P.M.

 

AGENDA

 

1.0       Call to Order

 

2.0            Roll Call

 

3.0            Approval of Agenda

 

4.0            Approval of Minutes

 

5.0            Routine Business

5.1            Financial Report

5.2            Payment of Bills

5.3            Recognition of Visitors / Public Comment

5.4            Communications / Correspondence

5.5            Information

 

6.0            Old Business

6.1            Summer 09 Project Update / Approve Application for Payment #1

6.2            Approve Food Service Management Contract

6.3            Approve Board Policy Manual Revisions

6.4            Prairie State Insurance Cooperative Renewal Update

 

7.0            New Business

7.1            Adopt Prevailing Wage Ordinance

7.2            Approve I.A.S.B. Annual Dues

7.3            Approve Purchase of Auto Skills Program

7.4            Appoint Treasurer for FY 10

7.5            Accept Resignations of Personnel

7.6            Employ Dance/Pom Squad Co-Sponsor

7.7            Employ Assistant Football Coach

7.8            Employ Volunteer Assistant Football Coach

7.9            Employ “Zero Period” Physical Education Instructor

 

8.0            Principal’s Report

 

9.0       Executive Session

 

10.0     Adjournment

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on May 18, 2009 at 7:43PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter and Tina Winkeler presided.    Mike Nettemeier was absent.  Visitors included Erin Pettus and Kelly Ross.

 

The agenda was amended and approved on a motion by Tim Richter, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed and approved on a motion by Tina Winkeler, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The financial report was reviewed and accepted on a motion by Tina Winkeler, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Meyer briefly went over various communication items.  He recently sent out a letter to all seniors and parents reminding them of the upcoming events leading to graduation night.  There are still 2 seniors who have outstanding fees of $415.00.  If those fees are not paid before Graduation, these 2 students will not be permitted to walk in Graduation ceremonies.  There is also 1 senior who has outstanding fees and has chosen not to walk in the Graduation ceremony, but has “promised” to pay the outstanding fees.  The remaining outstanding fees from the Juniors, Sophmores and Freshmen amount to $13, 558.  The Board discussed different option of collecting these fees more accurately.

 

This year’s Graduation ceremony will be the first ceremony with the Cum Laude recognition.  Also the Invocation and Benediction will be labeled in the program as Opening Remarks and Closing Remarks.   

 

On May 7th, Central hosted the 3rd Annual Academic Achievement Awards program.  There were 42 individuals that were recognized for various awards and scholarships.  Two students were recognized for perfect attendance throughout their 4 years of high school.    

 

Mr. Meyer reported on the technology purchases planned for this summer.  We will be replacing 27 – 32 computers and will try to recycle current machines to some of the vocational classrooms.  Dirk Garrett and Lisa Wiegmann are currently working on the bids for this purchase.             

 

The Joint Annual Conference in Chicago will be on November 20-22 this year.  Mr. Meyer should be receiving information on this shortly.  He will forward the information to the Board.  He would like to turn in reservations very quickly to get preferred accommodations.       

 

Mr. Meyer reminded the Board that a Retirement Dinner will be held in Mrs. Sarah Bender’s honor on Thursday, May 21st at Knotty Pine.            

The annual Board of Education and Administration BBQ will be held at the Meyer residence on July 17th.

 

Mr. Meyer attended a staffing at KSED this week.  This staffing involved 2 students who are currently attending Murry Center.  Discussion was held about the possibility of moving these 2 students to a different facility at Centralia High School.  Both parents of the students did not have a problem with switching locations or having to share the transportation to and from the facility. 

 

There has been some talk in regards to PAWS using a portion of the old gym floor for fundraising.  The asbestos company who will be removing the floor/asbestos thought it wouldn’t be a problem to take portions of the floor out without disturbing the asbestos.  PAWS will be in after Graduation to mark the areas they would want. 

 

The summer project is right on pace.  Mr. Meyer has met with Poettker Construction and Cenpro and is very pleased with the work they have prepared.  Mr. Meyer has also been in contact with Jason Thomas Flooring, who will be installing the gym floor.  Various designs have been sent and reviewed.  Mr. Meyer will have a couple of samples of the floor design at the next meeting.  A motion to approve the first application of payment to Poettker Construction for the summer project in the amount of $10,296.90 was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter.  Nay – None 

 

The bidding process for the Food Service is complete.  After many hours of work and phone calls, we only received one bid for the food service.  The bid was based on the current lunches served and the number of students this year.  The bid does not require us to increase any of the prices.  A motion to approve the food service contract for the next 5 years to Aramark Corporation was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter.  Nay – None 

 

A motion to approve the Board Policy Manual as revised was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer discussed in detail the renewal rates for the Prairie State Insurance Cooperative.  A meeting was held on May 8th for all members.  The Co-Op has grown from 14 members to 65 members.  They now require Student Accident Insurance for all members.  This should lower rates.  We will have an increase in Excess Property coverage due to the 2 vehicles purchased in 2008.  The membership did vote to go “self-insured” for the Worker’s Compensation coverage.  As a whole, PSIC has had great worker’s compensation claims history.  Supplemental payments may now be required for all members if a tremendous claim occurs.  However, we could receive funds back at the end of the year if the claims remain low.  Our Worker’s Compensation premium will increase from $15,380 to $16,610.

 

A motion to adopt the Prevailing Wage Ordinance and Resolution was made by Mike Strieker, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The Illinois School Board Association has submitted their annual dues for membership.  They have increased to $2,616.  This is calculated based on a formula using our average daily attendance.  A motion to approve the ISBA annual dues of $2,616 was made by Tim Richter, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Jones discussed a program that would help supplement our RtI program.  AutoSkills is an automated program that is software-based.  It covers reading comprehension and math.  Our guidance counselors have identified the current students and incoming students that would benefit from using this program.  Mr. Jones informed the Board that these students would be receiving 30 minutes of instruction from this program during their study hall.  The computers housing this program will be located in Lynn Garrett’s room (Lynn will be relocating to Sarah Bender’s old room) and the Library.  The cost of this program is $36,887.  Mr. Jones and his RtI team have talked to and visited many schools who use AutoSkills.  Mr. Meyer commented that this program could be funded by the IDEA grant money that will be awarded to us next school year.  It is estimated that we will be receiving ~$210,000 in IDEA Funds.  A motion to approve the purchase of AutoSkills program for $36,887 was made by Dave Wellen, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to re-appoint Mr. Art Kampwerth as Treasurer for FY10 with a stipend of $1800 was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Ryan Klier has officially submitted his resignation as in-school suspension supervisor.  He will be teaching at Centralia High School next fall.  Mrs. Kali Carroll has also submitted her resignation as Pom/Dance co-sponsor.  Mrs. Carroll recently had a baby and is taking classes in the evening.  A motion to accept the resignations of Mr. Ryan Klier and Mrs. Kali Carroll as in-school suspension supervisor and Pom/Dance co-sponsor respectively was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Ms. Cassandra Kenney, our Title I teacher, has expressed interest in replacing Mrs. Carroll as the Pom/Dance co-sponsor.  Ms. Kenney has great experience in dance, specializing in hip-hop and jazz.  A motion to employ Ms. Cassandra Kenney as Pom/Dance co-sponsor was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Mr. Donnie Petterson as Assistant Football Coach was made by Mike Strieker, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Andy Lobb had expressed an interest in helping out with football next fall.  However, due to some personal circumstance, he withdrew his interest for the volunteer football coach.

 

We currently have 28 students signed up for the Zero Period Physical Education class next fall.  Mr. Meyer is recommending Mr. Brian Short as the instructor for this class in FY10.  Mr. Short taught the Zero Period P. E. class is past year.   A motion to employ Mr. Brian Short as the Zero Period Physical Education instructor in 09-10 tentative to sufficient enrollment was made by Tim Richter, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

         

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jones handed out various Field Trip reports submitted to him by students and teachers.  This time of the year is popular for field trips. 

 

Mrs. Greenberg and Ms. Lohman (along with 6 teachers) administered the ACT and PSAE tests to all juniors on April 22nd and 23rd.   The juniors also had 2 days of intense workshops prior to the testing. 

 

Thirteen Central students were recognized at the Clinton County Academic Awards Banquet on May 4th. 

 

Prom was held on May 2nd.  All activities went well and the students were very well behaved.  Thanks to Mrs. Erin Pettus and Elaine Grapperhaus for putting together this event. 

 

The Spring Concert was held on May 13th.  The theme this year was “Disney”.  The 85-member band performed many favorites that evening. 

 

The board entered into closed session at 9:30 PM to discuss a personnel matter and student matters on a motion by Mike Strieker, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The board returned to open session at 9:56 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 9:57 PM. on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Mary Lou Voss                      Mike Strieker                          

Board President                                  Board Secretary